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charlie

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How Old Is This Trailer?
« on: August 16, 2017, 06:31:57 PM »
I saw this trailer on the Jersey Pike this afternoon around Exit 5 (Southampton). Spotted the old Cooper-Jarrett ghost lettering on the doors and was shocked. :o C-J went out of business in 1981 IIRC which would make this trailer at least 36 years old if it was bought that year. Is it possible a trailer that old could still be in service? ???


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How Old Is This Trailer?
« on: August 16, 2017, 06:31:57 PM »

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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 09:41:34 PM »
Yes, that is very possible. A couple years ago when I was on the road trucking I came across a trailer going the other way that had the old Rock Island RR lettering on it. At least 40-45 years old at the time.

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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 12:27:37 AM »
It looks as thought i t shouldn't be ::), but it may appear worse then it is too, surface rust to that degree makes it look real bad! Probably sat around a lot in the grass!

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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 06:58:45 PM »
I forget how long Cooper Jarret has been gone. Maybe in early 80s?

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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 12:45:28 PM »
Kind of interesting that it has lift plates for the rail. I sure hope they don't try to lift that anymore. lol

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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 01:43:30 PM »
Cooper Jarret filed bankruptcy in december 1981.

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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 02:09:45 PM »
Good Catch !
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Re: How Old Is This Trailer?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 02:09:45 PM »